Zanele Muholi: Zanele Muholi

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South African visual activist Zanele Muholi (b.1972) came to prominence in the early 2000s with photographs that told the stories of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex lives in South Africa.

Today, Zanele Muholi is one of the most significant artists on the international scene. The exhibition at GL STRAND is the first major presentation of Muholi’s work to date in Denmark and includes more than 100 works documenting LGBTQI + in South Africa and presenting the full breadth of Muholi’s career to date. The Exhibition is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen and Bildmuseet at Umeå University.

From 18 to 23 June GL STRAND gives a 50% discount on the entrance to the Zanele Muholi exhibition if you can show them a festival ticket.

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Den sydafrikanske fotograf og visuelle aktivist Zanele Muholi (f. 1972) brød igennem i starten af 00’erne med fotografier, der dokumenterer sorte lesbiske, homoseksuelle, biseksuelle, trans-, queer- og interseksuelles liv i Sydafrika.

I dag står Zanele Muholi som en af den internationale kunstscenes mest betydningsfulde kunstnere. Udstillingen i GL STRAND er den første store præsentation af Muholis værk til dato i Danmark og inkluderer mere end 100 værker, der dokumenterer LGBTQIA+ i Sydafrika. Udstillingen dækker hele kunstnerens produktion, herunder også helt nye værker og er udviklet af Tate Modern i samarbejde med Kunstforeningen GL STRAND og Bildmuseet, Umeå Universitet.

I perioden 18.6-23.6 giver GL STRAND 50% på entrébilletten til den nyåbnede ”ZANELE MUHOLI” udstilling, når du viser din billet til Copenhagen Photo Festival. 


Curator Talk: On the making of the exhibition”ZANELE MUHOLI”

Photo credit: © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg/Amsterdam and Yancey Richardson, New York

Meet Yasufumi Nakamori, Senior Curator of International Art (Photography) at Tate Modern in conversation with GL STRAND’s chief curator Anne Kielgast about his collaboration with Zanele Muholi and the making of the exhibition, which is the artist’s first major survey exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Tate Modern in collaboration with GL STRAND. Following the talk there will be a celebration of the opening of the exhibition. 

South African visual activist Zanele Muholi (b. 1972) came to prominence in the early 2000s with photographs that told the stories of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex lives in South Africa. More than 100 photographs are brought together at GL STRAND to present the full breath of Muholi’s career to date, from their very first body of work Only Half the Picture, to their on-going series Somnyama Ngonyama. These works challenge dominant ideologies and representations, presenting the participants in their photographs as fellow human beings being bravely existing in the face of prejudice, intolerance and often violence

Free entrance

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Kurator Talk: Om at skabe udstillingen ”ZANELE MUHOLI”

Mød Yasufumi Nakamori, Senior Curator of International Art (Photography) ved Tate Modern i en samtale med GL STRANDs chefkurator Anne Kielgast om hans samarbejde med Zanele Muholi og tilblivelsen af udstillingen, der er den første store survey-udstilling over kunstnerens værk. Udstillingen åbner senere samme dag og er tilrettelagt af Tate Modern i samarbejde med GL STRAND. 

Den sydafrikanske visuelle aktivist Zanele Muholi (f. 1972) brød igennem i starten af 00’erne med fotografier, der dokumenterer sorte lesbiske, homoseksuelle mænd, biseksuelle, trans-, queer- og interseksuelles liv i Sydafrika. I dag står Zanele Muholi som en af den internationale kunstscenes mest betydningsfulde kunstnere og har udstillet over hele verden. Udstillingen i GL STRAND præsenterer hele Muholis karriere som visuel kunstner: Fra den første værkserie Only Half the Picture (2002-2006) til den igangværende serie af iscenesatte selvportrætter Somnyama Ngonyama (2012-). Muholis værker udfordrer dominerende stereotyper, repræsentationsformer og det heteronormative blik og viser mennesker, der på modig vis lever liv, hvor de bliver mødt med fordomme, intolerance og ofte vold – uden at skildre dem som ofre

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Photo Book Market at the Festival Center on Refshaleøen

Saturday 11 June Copenhagen Photo Festival will open the Festival Center for a Photo Book Market for everyone with a passion for photo Books and art photography.

There will be ample opportunity to meet and talk with the publishers and shops that both sell and publish photo books, and who have a unique knowledge of the photo book tradition and this particular form of expression. The participating photo books publishers have a commitment to photo books in common. 

The publications represent independent photographic works. The coherence of the image series helps to tell the stories and narratives that give the observer the opportunity to immerse themselves in the photograph.

The participating photo actors and publishers are:

Disko Bay

Roulette Russe

Space Poetry

Fragment Photo Books

Browse

At Last Books

Magazine Katalog

Brask Publications

Blank Paper Press

NW Gallery

Atla Platform

Tira Books

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Lørdag d. 11. juni 2022 afholder Copenhagen Photofestival et
fotobogsbogmarked for alle, der har en passion for fotobøger og
kunstfotografi.

Som gæst vil der være mulighed for at se og købe de
værker og projekter, der netop udgives i bogformat.

De medvirkende aktører har et fælles engagement for fotobøger, hvor
udgivelserne repræsenterer selvstændige fotografiske værker.
Sammenhængen i billedserierne er med til at fortælle de historier og narrativer,
der giver iagttageren mulighed for at fordybe sig i fotografiet.

På fotobogsmarkedet er der mulighed for at møde de forlag og butikker, der
både forhandler og udgiver fotobøger og som har en unik viden omkring
udtryksformen.

Fotobogsmarkedet finder sted på Refshaleøen lørdag d. 11. juni kl. 11.00-16-00
og er en del af Copenhagen Photo Festival.

De medvirkende er:
Disko Bay
Roulette Russe
Space Poetry
Fragment Photo Books
Bladr
At Last Books
Magasinet Katalog
Brask Publications
Blankt Papir Press
NW Gallery
Atla Platform
Tira Books


Artist Talk – Astrid Kruse Jensen

During Copenhagen Photo Festival Martin Asbæk Gallery hosts two artist talks with Astrid Kruse Jensen about the exhibition Resonance.

Martin Asbæk Gallery's exhibition Resonance by Astrid Kruse Jensen presents a number of new photographic works that seek to capture what is everchanging and goes beyond the tangible. The viewer gets the sense of standing across from an abstraction without reference to any specific time. Deconstructed dream images, rooms, and memories merge. The relationship between photography and remembrance is an important drive for the artist, who has worked with memory as a form of shifted reality in her entire oeuvre.

Artist talk Friday 3 June 5-6 pm

Artist talk Friday 10June 5-6 pm 

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I forbindelse med Copenhagen Photo Festival afholder Martin Asbæk Gallery to artist talks, hvor kunstneren Astrid Kruse Jensen fortæller om sine nye værker.

Martin Asbæk Gallerys udstillingen Resonance af Astrid Kruse Jensen præsenterer en række nye fotografiske værke, som forsøger at indfange dét, der er i evig forandring og som rækker udover det håndgribelige. Dekonstruerede drømmebilleder, rum og minder går i ét, og netop fotografiets relation til erindringen er en vigtig drivkraft hos kunstneren, der igennem hele sit virke har arbejdet med erindring som en forskudt virkelighed.

Artist talk fredag d. 3. juni kl. 17-18

Artist talk fredag d. 10 juni kl. 17-18

 


Eye Eye Me – NFT Friday: Talk & Workshop

Join us at the Festival Center for eyeopening afternoon with a talk and workshop about art and NFTs. Get wiser on the NFT technology, its potentials, possibilities and the many new perspectives NFT's have in relation to art, archives and photography.

The Danish online gallery eyeeye.me based in Copenhagen opens this NFT Friday with a talk about their story and how art and technology can benefit from each other. EyeEye use the NFT-technology to turn old negatives from The Blosson Expedition, an Atlantic expedition, into digital art on the blockchain.

When the three-masted schooner Blossom traveled the Atlantic Ocean in the 1920s, exploring exotic locations in Africa and South America, its crew members could hardly have imagined that the photographic records of their expedition would become the focal point of an art project almost 100 years later.

Had anyone tried to explain to them what the project entailed, they would have dismissed it as pure science fiction. Indeed, the technological gap between the fragile, faded negatives that still exist as memories of ‘the Blossom Expedition’ and today’s digital space is almost unimaginable. Nevertheless, it has been bridged by three Danes who decided to join forces and introduce a way of making art that is quite unusual in Denmark.

The idea of making digital art out of the negatives was born. Marc Fluri, Sebastian Tiku Lybecker and the third project member, Jesper Munk, decided to conduct an experiment – they would transform some of the photographs from the expedition into NFTs, turning something that was never thought of as artistic into unique digital art objects.

After the talk, Eye Eye's own crypto currency expert, Jesper Munk, will give an introduction to how you can purchase NFT's yourself.

Program

16-17 Eye Eye talk.

The talk will be in Danish The talk will take place in the Festival Cinema at Frame and is open for all with a Festival Pass – you do not have to sign up.

17-17.45 Eye Eye workshop.

To participate you have to remember your Iphone. The workshop will take place in the Festival Cinema at Frame and take you through:

Understanding what an NFT is.

How to create a wallet to store the NFT.

Purchase cryptocurrency for the NFT.

View it in your wallet.

(sign up at hello@eyeeye.me)

 

 

 


Group show: Fang din by

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Danish Architecture Center presents the exhibition Capture your city. The works have been selected on the basis of a nationwide photo competition in the spring of 2022, where everyone with the camera or mobile phone in hand could interpret their city as it looks right now. 

Capture your city 2022 received a total of 5,346 contributions from photo-happy Danes this year - almost 1,000 more than in 2021.

This year, the exhibition zooms in on what makes exactly your city unique - the city's soul! The best photos will be exhibited at Bryghuspladsen at the Danish Architecture Center and then travel on to the Folkemødet on Bornholm, Dokk1 in Aarhus, Sønderborg Hovedbibliotek and Faaborg / Ringe library.

This year's theme is The city’s soul

What distinguishes one city from another? What is special about your city? And where is the soul of the city hiding? Is it in the buildings? In the mood? In the old or in the new? It may be difficult to pinpoint, but what is the one thing that makes your city special. 

This year's theme encourages you to find what you think makes your city special and which creates a connection between you and the city for better or worse. Whether it's your childhood street, where you learned to stand on roller skates, the schoolyard, where you got your first kiss or the places you pass every day on your bike.

In the jury's assessment of each image, it is emphasized that:

  • This year's theme is clearly incorporated
  • There is interaction between the physical setting and people
  • An exciting image composition

The jury consisted of model and photographer Helena Christensen, critically acclaimed author and regular cartoonist for Politiken with the strip Ting jeg made Maren Uthaug, last year's winner of Fang din by 2021 Oliver Sperling, director of the Copenhagen Photo Festival Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, and program manager at the Danish Architecture Center Tanya Lindkvist.

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Dansk Arkitektur Center præsenterer udstillingen Fang din by. Værkerne er udvalgt på baggrund af en landsdækkende fotokonkurrence i foråret 2022, hvor alle med kameraet eller mobilen i hånden kunne fortolke deres by, som den ser ud lige nu. Fang din by 2022 modtog hele 5.346 bidrag fra fotoglade danskere i år – næsten 1000 flere end i 2021.

I år zoomer udstillingen ind på det, der gør lige præcis din by unik – byens sjæl! De bedste fotos bliver udstillet på Bryghuspladsen ved Dansk Arkitektur Center og rejser derefter videre på Folkemødet på Bornholm, Dokk1 i Aarhus, Sønderborg Hovedbibliotek samt Faaborg/Ringe bibliotek.

Årets tema er Byens sjæl

Hvad adskiller en by fra en anden? Hvad er særligt ved netop din by? Og hvor gemmer byens sjæl sig? Er det i bygningerne? I stemningen? I det gamle eller i det nye? Den kan være svær at udpege, men den er alligevel dén, der gør din by særlig. Årets tema opfordrer til, at du finder det, som du synes gør din by særlig, og som skaber en forbindelse mellem dig og byen på godt og ondt. Om det er din barndomsgade, hvor du lærte at stå på rulleskøjter, skolegården, hvor du fik dit første kys eller det bygningsværk du cykler forbi hver dag.

I juryens bedømmelsen af hvert billede vægtes det at:
•    Årets tema tydeligt er indarbejdet
•    Der er interaktion mellem de fysiske rammer og mennesker
•    En spændende billedkomposition

Juryen bestod af model og fotograf Helena Christensen, anmelderrost forfatter og fast tegner for Politiken med striben Ting jeg gjorde Maren Uthaug, sidste års vinder af Fang din by 2021 Oliver Sperling, direktør for Copenhagen Photo Festival Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, og programchef på Dansk Arkitektur Center Tanya Lindkvist.



Louisiana Lecture: The Eloquence of Diane Arbus and the wisdom in her photographs

NB! With a CPF Festival Pass you get 50% off on a ticket to Louisiana in the festival period 2-12 June.

Louisiana Lecture in English on Diane Arbus with British author and critic Geoff Dyer

The British author and critic Geoff Dyer, who is a great connoisseur of photography – and especially in the period when Diane Arbus worked – believes that one can rightly say that Arbus has added “new insight” to the world. Or, as he puts it, “a kind of wisdom that goes beyond what one might otherwise register.”

In this Lecture, Geoff Dyer will focus on how we can see this in Arbus’ images and how we should respond to it.

Geoff Dyer is the author of many books, including three about photography: ‘The Ongoing Moment’, ‘The Street Photography of Garry Winogrand’ and ‘See/Saw’.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science.  His new book, ‘The Last Days of Roger Federer’ comes out this summer.

19:30 in the Louisiana Concert Hall

Price: 20 DKK (does not include museum admission)

This lecture is in English.
The Museum closes at 10 pm.

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NB! med en CPF billet får du 50% off på indgangen til Louisiana i festivalperioden 2-12 June.

Louisiana Lecture på engelsk om Diane Arbus af den engelske forfatter og kritiker Geoff Dyer

Den britiske forfatter og kritiker Geoff Dyer , der er en stor kender af fotografi – og særligt i den periode, hvor Diane Arbus virkede – mener, at man med rette kan sige, at Arbus har tilført verden “ny indsigt”. Eller, som han formulerer det, “en slags visdom, der rækker ud over, hvad man ellers kan registrere.”

I denne Lecture vil Geoff Dyer fokusere på, hvordan man kan aflæse dette i Arbus’ billeder, og hvordan vi egentlig skal reagere på det.

Geoff Dyer er forfatter til mange bøger herunder flere om fotografi: ‘The Ongoing Moment’, ‘The Street Photography of Garry Winograd’ og ‘See/Saw’. Dyer er Fellow på Royal Society of Literature og medlem af American Academy of Arts and Science. Hans seneste bog, ‘The Last Days of Roger Federer’ udkommer til sommer.

19:30 i Louisiana Koncertsal

Indgang til Louisiana Lecture 20 DKK (ikke inklusiv indgang)

Arrangementet foregår på engelsk.

Museet lukker kl. 22.


Diane Arbus: Free Guided Tour for Copenhagen Photo Festival's Guests

Diane Arbus, Three female impersonators, N.Y.C., 1962. Gelatin silver print, sheet: 35.6 x 27.9 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario. Anonymous gift, 2016. Copyright © Estate of Diane Arbus.

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As a Copenhagen Photo Festival guest you can join a special tour of the exhibition Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art on 7 June. Both the guided tour and the entrance fee for the museum is free this day if you have reserved a special festival pass + guided tour ticket.

If you are interested in photography, the current exhibition about Diane Arbus in Louisiana is a must. Until August, Louisiana shows Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 about the influential American photographer.

Arbus was one of the crucial figures in the development of modern art photography, and on June 7, Louisiana invites you to a free special guided tour of the exhibition by art guide Helle Søndergaard for 30 of the festival's guests.

The tour begins 18.30 and will be in Danish. The meeting point is the museum foyer.

NB! Only 30 available tickets for this event. For more info on how to sign up, click the button below. 

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Tag med til særomvisningen for Copenhagen Photo Festivals gæster i udstillingen Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 på Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst den 7. juni kl. 18.30 – både omvisningen og entreen til museet er gratis mod køb af særlig festivalbillet.

Interesserer man sig for fotografi er den aktuelle udstilling om Diane Arbus på Louisiana et must. Frem til august viser Louisiana Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 om den amerikanske fotograf med det særlige blik for skæve eksistenser.

Diane Arbus var en af de helt afgørende skikkelse for udviklingen af moderne kunstfotografi, og i anledningen af årets fotofestival inviterer Louisiana til en gratis særomvisning ved kunstformidler Helle Søndergaard i udstillingen for 30 af fotofestivalens gæster.

Omvisningen starter 18.30 og vil foregå på dansk. Man mødes i museets foyer.

NB Der er kun 30 pladser til denne omvisning. Læs mere om, hvordan du tilmelder dig via knappen nedenfor


Group show: I mellem tiden

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“I Mellem Tiden” (translation: In between Time)  highlights young photography and is a visual representation of how it can feel to be young and in between places - physically as metaphorically. Five young photographers each bring their own interpretation based on what it means to them in their lives. 

The exhibition is an invitation to stop and reflect on how it feels to be young today, with everything it includes of insecurities from not following the common timeline, the euphoria of having found your calling, the doubt from your choices and so on. At the same time, it is also an insistence on giving more room for slowness and reflection in a time filled with high demands and expectations. Hopefully, it can evoke recognition, strengthen and inspire especially those who, like us, do not necessarily follow a completely stringy existence and may at times feel lonely as a result.

 

Artists:

Cecillie Klausen

Emma Surya Petersen

Ingrid Johanne Møinichen

Johanna Sofie Sylvest

Maja Marie Aabye

 

Åbningstider:

5/6 17-21

6/6 12-18

7/6 15-20

8/6 15-20

9/6 15-21

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“I Mellem Tiden” er en udstilling, der sætter fokus på det unge fotografi og er en visuel repræsentation af, hvordan det kan føles at være ung og imellem steder fysisk som metaforisk. Fem unge fotografer kommer med hver deres visuelle fortolkning med udgangspunkt i hvad det betyder for dem. 

Udstillingen er en invitation til at stoppe op og reflektere over det at være ung i dag; med alt det, der medfølger af bl.a usikkerhed over ikke at følge den gængse tidslinje, euforien over at have fundet det, man brænder for og tvivlen om de valg man har taget. Samtidig er den også en insisteren på at give mere plads til langsommelighed og refleksion i en tid fyldt med høje krav og forventninger. Forhåbentlig kan det vække genkendelse, styrke og inspirere især dem, der ligesom os, ikke nødvendigvis følger en helt snorlige eksistens og kan føle sig ensomme i dette.

 

Kunstnere:

Cecillie Klausen

Emma Surya Petersen

Ingrid Johanne Møinichen

Johanna Sofie Sylvest

Maja Marie Aabye

 

Opening hours:

5/6 17-21

6/6 12-18

7/6 15-20

8/6 15-20

9/6 15-21


Char Davies: Osmose

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Char Davies developed her central works in the early years of VR (Virtual Reality) technology and they are considered some of the most landmark examples of artistic virtual reality in historical, aesthetic, technical, immersive and experiential perspectives - and now with a modern technical overhaul they appear even more innovative and fresh.

With a progressive digital image world as its focal point, the exhibition speaks to the slightly older generations who experienced the technical revolution since the lunar landing in 1969; for the middle-aged, who grew up with the proliferation of the PC and the first VR arcade games; as well as the young people who have never known a world that is not constantly online.

With Char Davies’ cult status, the exhibition also caters to those with deep insight into and interest in VR history. The exhibition will show the two works Osmose (1995) and Ephémère (1998), and will take the form of a total installation. In addition to presenting the Danes with one of the absolute stars of media art with this exhibition, Fotografisk Center also wants to create a platform for experience and debate about the digitalisation of our modern life.

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Char Davies udviklede sine centrale hovedværker i VR-teknologiens (Virtual Reality) barneår, og de bliver betragtet som nogle af de mest skelsættende eksempler på kunstnerisk virtuel virkelighed i et historisk, æstetisk, teknisk, immersivt og oplevelsesmæssigt perspektiv – og med en teknisk overhaling fremstår de endnu innovative og friske.

Med en avanceret digital billedverden som omdrejningspunkt taler udstillingen til de lidt ældre generationer, der oplevede den tekniske revolution siden månelandingen i 1969; til de midaldrende, som er vokset op parallelt med PC’ens udbredelse og de første VR-arkade-spil; samt de unge, som aldrig har kendt en verden, der ikke er konstant online.

Med Char Davies’ kultstatus henvender udstillingen sig desuden til dem med dyb indsigt i og interesse for VR-historien. Udstillingen viser de to værker Osmose (1995) og Ephémère (1998), og vil have form af en totalinstallation. Ud over at præsentere danskerne for et af mediekunstens absolutte stjerner ønsker Fotografisk Center med udstillingen at skabe en platform for oplevelse og debat om digitaliseringen af vores moderne liv.